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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: CApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: B-Oct 20: CJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: B-Apr 21: CMay 21: CJun 21: CJul 21: CAug 21: CSep 21: B-Oct 21: CNov 21: B-Jan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: DJun 22: D
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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City's website

606 South Seventh Street,
Forest City IA 50436

(641) 585-2232

64.1% estimated occupancy 1

Good Samaritan Society - Forest City is a small non-profit nursing home located in Forest City, Iowa. This nursing home is a well below average facility. A score in this range suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Forest City. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Although we did not rate this nursing home highly overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing scores are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared with most other nursing homes. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The third area we graded was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a C. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we assessed is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this area, which is an abysmal grade. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 96.5812 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 4.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.